DigiTimes reports Acer is looking to sell more tablets. Netbooks on the other hand are declining, the company is seeking to cover the gap with tablets.
Taiwan-based PC brand vendor Acer has increased its April tablet PC orders to 500,000-800,000 units, aiming to compete against Motorola, RIM and Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) tablet PCs, according to sources from upstream component makers.
The sources pointed out that the 10-inch model is assembled by Compal Electronics with 7-inch model handled by Quanta Computer. Although Acer only placed a small amount of tablet PC orders in March, the company has significantly raised its orders in April with volume for 10-inch models reaching 400,000-600,000 units.